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Movie Review: Wonder Woman

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IMDB Summary:

Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

 

 

My Review:

So, I am not a fan of any comic book movie I have seen except for X-Men. I didn’t understand Thor except I did like Loki. I had to shut off Captain America, fell asleep during Iron Man, no to all Spider Man’s, etc. etc. etc. I take that back, I do like most of the Batman movies even the George Clooney one, even though he wasn’t my favorite Batman. My daughter wanted to see Wonder Woman, and I had to admit the trailer looked pretty good.

My number one complaint here is why does she have to walk around like a model the whole time? I get it, the actress was a model in real life, but when she is walking out on the battlefield with her perfectly shampooed hair all swaying with the wind and the model expression going on. Why?????????????? I mean couldn’t she at least have sweat or dirt or something? All the other women on the island looked like actual warriors! Especially the lady from Princess Bride! Other than that ridiculousness, I really liked it.

I loved the beginning with all the fierce women on the island and their awesome fighting moves. I need all those skills for myself. The dynamic between Chris Pine and Gal Gadot was pretty good, even though the romance was kind of off since Wonder Woman seems so robotic at times, but that’s just her awesome personality.

The ending was A+, and I even got a little choked up over a certain scene. If you like comic book movies already, you will probably love this one. If you hate comic book movies, check this one out because if I enjoyed it, you might too!

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Review: Beauty and the Beast

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IMDB Summary:   

An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

 

 

My Review:

First, I love the original Beauty and the Beast like a lot of people. I knew this was going to be pretty similar to that, but I loved this one because while it had all the same elements, it also answered a lot of plot hole questions! There were things in the original that I didn’t have answers to and now I do!

Loved the opening scene! But anything that has that Marie Antoinette vibe, gets me all kinds of excited! Huge fist pump!

The classic songs were intertwined with new songs, which I actually liked! Luke Evans and Josh Gad were awesome as Gaston and Lefou. Emma made the perfect Belle and swoon alert for Dan Stevens! Loved all the side characters! Heck, I loved this entire movie!

 

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Review: A Cure for Wellness

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IMDB Summary:

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem.

 

 

My Review:

I don’t even know where to start with this one. I was pretty pumped and liked most of it, but then things got really odd! I loved the sounds and visionary aspects throughout, though.

Lockhart was annoying, why he didn’t crutch his way out of there in the first place was ridiculous. I couldn’t connect with Hannah or why Lockhart was even bothering with worrying about her.

The only actor I liked was Jason Isaacs because he had that whole creep factor going on, and you didn’t know whether to trust him or not. Like I said, it was good until it got super strange in the end which could have been cool, but it did not work here.

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Movie Review: Split

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IMDB Summary:

After three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 distinct personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from the others.

My Review:

So, we all know that M. Knight has a hit or miss when it comes to his movies. The Village is my absolute favorite out of all his movies. Even though a lot of people didn’t like it back in 2004, because it wasn’t what they thought it was going to be. To me, I loved it. It reminded me of Running Out of Time; a middle grade book that I read back in the 90’s. Anyways, I am getting off topic here.

Split was a hit for me. I may be biased because I L.O.V.E. almost all of James McAvoy’s movies. Even if it was a different actor, I still would have liked it. I’m a big fan of movies that have different personalities. Going from one character to another has got to be difficult, and it was sooooooooo good here.

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The kidnapped girls, I feel like I would have done things differently in their situations, but I have never been in their situation. So, would I really have? Or, am I all talk? I thought Anya Taylor-Joy was a little mechanical, but her backstory had me understanding why she was the way she was.

The pacing had me wanting to know what was going to happen, and were these “bad personalities” all talk and no show about a beast? We do come to find out. Also, there is a cameo that had me leaping for joy. If you haven’t seen this movie I am talking about, you might not know!

Go check it out for yourself!

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Review: A Monster Calls

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IMDB Summary:

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mum’s terminal illness.

 

 

My Review:

I really liked this movie, but be prepared to be depressed! As always, I could listen to Liam Neeson’s voice all the time. He just has that type of voice, and it worked perfectly with the monster.

This is a story about a boy losing his mother to cancer and trying to figure out a way to cope with it. Even by not seeing their whole past relationship, you as the audience can feel the bond between Conor and his mom.

The special effects were really good, and there were flashes of a couple of stories that the tree tells to Conor. Those parts were some of my favorite scenes with the cartoon type style.

Conor’s Dad is both likable and not, but you can tell that he is trying. I though Sigourney Weaver was really good too, but what was going on with the British accent?? Felicity Jones is becoming one of my favorite actresses because I can always feel her emotions. Conor had me feeling his rage and sadness especially in the destruction scene.

Overall, a good movie. Some kids may get scared or not understand the overall message, but I took my seven year old to see, and she loved it!

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Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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IMDB Summary: 

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

 

My Review:

So, I still have only actually read the first two Harry Potter books. I am also not even a big fan of most of the movies, but this one looked really good. My daughter wanted to see it, so that meant I had to take her to see it.

I actually really enjoyed it, and it was awesome seeing all the creatures especially when the characters would go inside of Newt’s briefcase. I loved Eddie Redmayne’s character Newt and how he was adorably awkward. Tina and her sister were awesome, Credence was creepy, but Kowalski stole the show! Kowalski was hilarious!

The movie itself had a lot of darkness to it that kept me hooked. Colin Farrell once again had a terrible haircut, as he does in all of his movies. I should have looked at the casting list because I didn’t realize Johnny Depp was in it… I am so tired of seeing him!

There was loads of action, the special effects were amazing, and overall it is a must see even if you aren’t a big Harry Potter fan.

 

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Movie Review: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

Title: Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

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Imdb Summary:

Imaginative quiet teenager Rafe Katchadorian is tired of his middle school’s obsession with the rules at the expense of any and all creativity. Desperate to shake things up, Rafe and his best friends have come up with a plan: break every single rule in the school and let the students run wild.

My Review:

So first off I would not have seen this movie to begin with if it were not for my daughter who has been wanting to see it since she saw the trailer over the summer. As an adult it is one of the worst movies I have seen in my life, and I am sure my younger self would have hated it as well. My daughter however absolutely loved it.

The only characters I liked were Mr. Teller and the mom’s boyfriend. The rest were just trying too hard. The only thing I was excited about was that Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite was going to be in it, but he might as well have not been in it because he had like approximately one line in the whole movie!

The pranks that Rafe pulls, example the post-it one, there would be no way that that could have been done in the time that he did it. I get it this movie was supposed to be far fetched which is fine, but it was borderline ridiculous.

The slight romance was out of place and quite cringe worthy and would have been better without it. There were scenes that they tried to pull the heart strings from the audience, but I was already so bored with the movie that I just didn’t care. Just because I was not a fan of the movie does not mean you would not be a fan because obviously my seven year old was already asking me to buy the movie after we saw it. Hopefully she forgets that it ever existed, so I don’t have to watch it ever on the small screen.

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